Tennessee State vs. Eastern Kentucky - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (12-12) at Tennessee State Tigers (15-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Gentry Complex)
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -6 -- Over/Under: 155.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee State Tigers and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels face off on Thursday in OVC college basketball action.
The Tennessee State Tigers are 15-6 this season and they are coming off of a win over Jacksonville State that ended a two game losing skid. Tennessee State is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Keron Deshields leads the Tigers averaging 16.9 points per game. Tahjere McCall is averaging 13.9 points and 5.6 rebounds, Wayne Martin is averaging 12 points and 10. 1rebounds, and Darreon Reddick is averaging 7.0 points. Tennessee State is 7-1 at home and 6-2 is in the Ohio Valley Conference.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 12-12 this season and they have lost their last three games and five of their last six. EKU is averaging 80.3 points per game and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.7 percent. Jarelle Reischel leads the Colonels averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. JaVonte Hawkins is averaging 16.3 points, Nick Mayo is averaging 14.7 points, and Paul Jackson is averaging 6.7 points. Eastern Kentucky is 2-8 on the road and 3-6 in the OVC.
Tennessee State is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games. Eastern Kentucky is 3-13 against the spread against the OVC, 0-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
Eastern Kentucky has struggled and I just don’t see them rising to the occasion here.